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14 Dec 2011
Zinédine Zidane, Ronaldo and Didier Drogba joined superstars of European football past and present at a charity match this evening in Hamburg to raise funds for and awareness of the crisis in the Horn of Africa at the ninth annual UEFA-backed Match Against Poverty.
13 Dec 2011
The 2012 Humanitarian Appeal for Somalia includes 350 humanitarian life-saving projects to be implemented by 148 UN agencies and national and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
09 Dec 2011
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fights AIDS, Tuberculosis, & Malaria recently signed an agreement setting out terms for cooperation and sharing of information regarding investigations.
09 Dec 2011
The Fourth Annual Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) concluded Friday at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) in Rome having spotlighted and showcased over 100 partnerships and solutions to poverty challenges that have been developed by developing countries themselves.
08 Dec 2011
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) released a new publication today on the effects of climate change on Large Marine Ecosystems (LMEs) and coastal resources.
08 Dec 2011
United Nations agencies have partnered on a new fund which will promote disability rights by supporting countries to improve their policies, data gathering and service delivery to persons with disabilities.
08 Dec 2011
The government of Japan announced a new US$15 million grant here today to support clean energy efforts by some of the smallest and most climate vulnerable island nations in the world.
07 Dec 2011
Football superstar Didier Drogba has joined a star-studded array of 30 international active and retired players who will take part in Tuesday’s Match Against Poverty, hosted by German team Hamburger Sport-Verein (HSV) in Hamburg, to raise awareness and funds for the Horn of Africa famine relief effort.
05 Dec 2011
The Fourth Annual Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) opened today in Rome, with more than 600 delegates from 150 countries convening to exchange and scale-up best practices and innovative solutions to complex food security challenges.
01 Dec 2011
Households in Asia that include people living with HIV exhaust their savings and liquidate assets at a disproportionately high rate, often plunging into “irreversible poverty,” according to a new UN Development Programme (UNDP) study, released today.
28 Nov 2011
More than 12 million low-income people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America will gain access to clean energy following four companies’ commitments made today to the Business Call to Action.
27 Nov 2011
The existence of anti-personnel mines in developing countries can thwart development progress, said the UN’s development chief Helen Clark yesterday in Phnom Penh at opening of the international conference on landmines.
24 Nov 2011
UNDP receives additional funding from development partners for COPAC to support constitution making in Zimbabwe
Continuing its support to the constitutional reform process in Zimbabwe, UNDP has in the last two weeks received an additional USD 3.1 million.
23 Nov 2011
The publishing of open data on http://data.undp.org allows people to track aid and helps governments in developing countries to manage aid more effectively.
23 Nov 2011
UN Humanitarian, Development and Human Rights Chiefs Call on States Not to Undermine the International Ban on Cluster Bombs
Press Statement issued on behalf of Valerie Amos, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, and Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
15 Nov 2011
Legendary six-time World Referee winner, Pierluigi Collina along with international football stars Luís Figo and Pavel Nedvěd are among the personalities that confirmed their participation in the 9th Annual Match Against Poverty on 13 December.
11 Nov 2011
Juhudi Kilimo, a Kenya-based investment firm, announced today that it will provide some 100,000 smallholder rural farmers in Kenya—more than half of them women—with access to micro-loans and basic financial training by 2016 as part of the firm’s commitment to the Business Call to Action (BCtA), a global initiative that encourages companies to fight poverty while boosting business opportunities in developing countries.
03 Nov 2011
2011 Human Development Report: Pacific Islands’ progress jeopardized by inequalities and environmental threats
Despite impressive human development rankings in some of the Pacific Island countries, the region faces a future of rising sea-levels, reduced fresh water sources, and diminishing fish stocks.
02 Nov 2011
Norway, Australia and the Netherlands lead the world in the 2011 Human Development Index (HDI), while the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Niger and Burundi are at the bottom of the Human Development Report’s annual rankings of national achievement in health, education and income.
02 Nov 2011
Development progress in the world’s poorest countries could be halted or even reversed by mid-century unless bold steps are taken now to slow climate change, prevent further environmental damage, and reduce deep inequalities within and among nations, according to projections in the 2011 Human Development Report, launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
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